[ fing-ger-tip ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌtɪp /


the tip or end of a finger.
a covering used to protect the end joint of a finger.


extending to the fingertips, as a coat, veil, etc.: a fingertip jacket.

Idioms for fingertip

    at one's fingertips,
    1. close at hand; easily or immediately available.
    2. at one's command or disposal, as recall of factual information: He has the answer at his fingertips.
    to one's fingertips, thoroughly; perfectly: She was a politician to her fingertips.

Origin of fingertip

First recorded in 1835–45; finger + tip1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fingertip

/ (ˈfɪŋɡəˌtɪp) /


the end joint or tip of a finger
another term for fingerstall
at one's fingertips readily available and within one's mental grasp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for fingertip

[ fĭnggər-tĭp′ ]


The extreme end or tip of a finger.
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